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eMedals-Serbia, Kingdom. An Order of the White Eagle, II Class Grand Officer, by G.A. Scheid, c.1910

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Serbia, Kingdom. An Order of the White Eagle, II Class Grand Officer, by G.A. Scheid, c.1910

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Serbia, Kingdom. An Order of the White Eagle, II Class Grand Officer, by G.A. Scheid, c.1910

(Орден белог орла). Instituted by King Milan I of Serbia instituted the Order of the White Eagle on 23 January 1883. Type II. 1903-1941 Issue. Civil Division. A finely toned silver star consisting of alternating double diamond etched and smooth armed rays, with a white enameled double headed crowned eagle, obverse centre featuring the Serbian cross with a fire-steel in each quadrant on a red enameled field, eagle adorned by a silver crown with blue enameled ribbons, reverse with principle pin assembly, makers marked on pin with G.A.Scheid for Austrian maker Georg Adam Scheid, silver hallmarked AA, hallmarked on tip of 6 o'clock ray with silver hallmarked A as well as 2 (Diana Head) A denoting manufacture in Vienna and 900 silver fineness, also marked on tip of 12 o'clock ray with G.A.S. for Scheid, measuring 87 mm (w) x 92 mm (h), with minor enamel loss to blue ribbon and eagle, otherwise extremely fine.

 

This offering is a part of the "Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection", a preeminent assemblage of world Orders, Medals, and Decorations composed solely by Dr.Goodwin between 1946-1967. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. He maintained further membership with the American Society of Military Collectors, the International Orders Research Society, and the American Numismatic Society. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on eMedals.com.

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